Elementary Dogme-influenced class: reflecting on course reflections

Ploughing through old blog post drafts to see what is worth working on, and came across this old (May 2016) but worth re-visiting reflection from back when I was teaching general English in the evening at a language school. Good times. It's interesting to see which of the things touched on in this reflection remain … Continue reading Elementary Dogme-influenced class: reflecting on course reflections

Some CamTESOL 2018 takeaways

Are we really teaching reading? 3 areas to integrate into reading lessons: Extensive Reading Reading Fluency Development Speed Reading Repeat Reading Intensive Reading Questions to think about: What type of reading do learners experience in class? What is missing from my reading lessons? How has today's lesson helped learners tomorrow? Do students get a sense … Continue reading Some CamTESOL 2018 takeaways

Noticing the difference: dialogue reformulation and peer teaching

At the end of the previous lesson, in pairs students wrote a dialogue trying to incorporate some language from a listening text. The phrases in question were: Oh you know, same old same old How do you mean? By the way,   In terms of what exactly?  After all I was wondering if you could… … Continue reading Noticing the difference: dialogue reformulation and peer teaching